Top Ten Diet Foods

Include these diet foods in your weight loss plan

With all the bad stuff out there, it’s good to know that there are still some foods that are okay. These foods will not only help you stick to your weight loss plan, but they taste great and you don’t have to feeling guilty for eating them. Regularly include the following foods in your diet:

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  1. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts - buy them fresh or frozen, and make sure to remove any remaining traces of skin and any visible fat. Chicken is extremely versatile at mealtime and there are tons of quick, easy recipes to make it taste divine.
  2. Blueberries - these antioxidant-loaded powerhouses are low in calories, taste great and can be added to your yogurt, smoothies or oatmeal for a tasty snack.
  1. Low-fat cottage cheese - cottage cheese is high in protein and calcium, but make sure you choose the low-fat kind. The texture might seem different, but once you add in fruits or vegetables, you won’t even notice.
  2. Broccoli- broccoli might just be labeled a wonder food. It contains almost as much calcium as a glass of milk, is high in Vitamin C, and packs some serious fiber. This is one mean green. Steam it and enjoy with some lemon juice, add it to your stir-fry or enjoy it raw in your salads.
  3. Oatmeal - if you’re looking for an energy-boosting and satisfying food for your diet, you can’t get much better than oatmeal. It’s low in fat and calories and contains the right amount of low-Glycemic carbs. Just make sure you choose steel oats as opposed to the prepackaged kind that are high in sugar. Oatmeal tastes great when you combine healthy add-ins like blueberries and soy milk. Or, a popular favorite, adding half a banana, one tablespoon of natural peanut butter and soy milk. Yum!
  4. Tuna - tuna is one of the cheapest types of protein you can buy, and it’s also low in fat. Many people turn up their noses at tuna, but it can actually taste great if it’s mixed with the right seasonings. Try adding lemon juice and some pepper, or mix in somedill and Dijon mustard. For a spicier alternative, try mixing in some salsa. Once you get used to the flavor, tuna is a cheap and easy addition to your diet.
  5. Eggs (Egg Whites) - make sure to buy the kinds that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Whether you boil them, scramble them or combine them with veggies and spices to make a tasty omelet, eggs are a cheap, easy and versatile addition to your weight loss plan. Not to mention they’re high in protein, and are a rich source of vitamins B, A, E and K. It’s the yolk of the egg that contains all the fat, so make sure to remove it. Or better still, buy pre-separated egg whites such as Egg Beaters.
  6. Spinach - not just for Popeye anymore! Spinach is a great addition to omelets and soups, and also makes a great salad. The goodness of spinach is backed by its high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. It’s extremely low in calories and has no fat, which makes it a great addition to your weight loss plan.
  7. Salsa- everybody salsa! Salsa tastes great on many of your favorite dishes and best of all it is low-fat and low-cal. It adds a delicious flavor and is a healthier option that many other condiments.
  8. Apples - refreshing, juicy apples are a great addition to any diet. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, and are an excellent source of fiber that can help lower your cholesterol levels and keep you feeling full. Not to mention, they taste great and are low on the Glycemic Index. So fill up - an apple a day keeps the doctor and the weight away!